THE DARK CRYSTAL (35mm)
First show: December 08
Henson and Oz, in a distinct departure from Muppetry-as-usual, undertook this fabulous fantasy that put the full resources of the Creature Shop to work, using a combination of puppetry, analog animatronics, and cutting-edge special effects to create a completely realized universe. On a faraway planet a stalwart Gelfling, Jen, sets off on a quest to find a piece of a magic gem with the power to bring balance back to the world, along the way battling wicked Skeksis. The iconic designs, including the crab-like Garthim and the Land-Striders, are credited to illustrator Brian Froud, here the primary concept artist.
Dir: Jim Henson, Frank Oz ,1982, 93 min, 35mm print courtesy of Universal Pictures.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
Tickets on sale now for Saturday, 12/8, 9:15pm screening. Tickets and showtime for Sunday, 12/9 matinee showing will be up soon. Stay tuned!